District Council 82

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades

District Council 82 provides a voice for almost 3,500 workers in the finishing trades (industrial/commercial painters, drywall finishers, glaziers, glass workers, sign installers, convention workers, silk screen paint makers and embroidery workers) across Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

With over 160,000 active and retired men and women in the United States and Canada, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is recognized as one of the most active unions in the labor movement. It helps shape communities through a commitment to service, fighting for workers’ rights that benefit all working families, and effective political mobilization.

IUPAT82 is Working for You

Training the next generation at FTI-UM

This state-of-the-art training center prepares apprentices for a lifelong career in the finishing trades. It creates a highly trained workforce, plus additional growth and job opportunities.

PATCH Community Service

Through its ongoing support of the Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation, District 82 is continually giving back to the communities where its members work and live.

IUPAT Veterans' Program

After honoring their commitment to serve our country, veterans have the opportunity for new career training at no cost to them through the IUPAT Veterans’ Program.

Upcoming Events

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